Roll Call of Honor

Applestell, Agent William

End of Watch: 12/19/1917

Agency: No. Pacific Railway Police Department

County: King County

Railroad Policeman Applestell was shot while attempting to apprehend burglary suspects in the Auburn, Washington, rail yards. Policeman Applestell had observed the men loading stolen liquor into a vehicle and attempted to arrest them. The men opened fire, killing Policeman Applestell.

A railroad switchman and several other railroad employees were charged with murder in connection with his death.

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